Daily GK Update 29th June 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. India's communication satellite ‘GSAT-17’ has been successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana.

2. A new variety of ‘groundnut’ has been developed by agro-scientists of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture Technology University(CSA), Kanpur.

3. Indian-American ‘Krishna R Urs’ has been appointed as the new US Ambassador to Peru.

4. The Union Govt. has made mandatory to link existing ‘Aadhaar numbers’ with ‘Permanent Account Number’ (PAN) of taxpayers with effect from 1st July 2017.

5. The Union Govt. has launched two key interventions, oil and gas bidding mechanism named Open Acreage Licensing Process (OALP) and the National Data Repository (NDR) for the first major oil field auctions.

6. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the election for the post of Vice-President of India.

7. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister ‘N Chandrababu Naidu’ gave away 50 lakh cash prizes and offered Group 1 post to Badminton Champion Kidambi Srikanth and Rs.15 lakh cash prize for his Coach ‘P. Gopi Chand’.

8. The Maharashtra govt. has issued the government resolution for the farm loan waiver of 34,022 crore rupees.

9. Odisha is set to become the first state in the country to have a ‘blood bank’ for the cattle.

10. India has become the first country to contribute one lakh US Dollars to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues.

11. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) city Sharjah has been declared the ‘World Book Capital’ for the year 2019 by UNESCO.

12. China's Navy has launched its biggest new generation destroyer weighing 10,000 tons to become a global naval power at the Jiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai.

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